There’s nothing like a good list to end the year. Here’s my top ten for 2010 – not just exhibitions or artists but also a few ‘things that happened that were pretty great’ in no particular order. Obviously it’s not exhaustive, but in the interests of not exhausting you, dear reader, we’ll keep it to […]

Further to yesterday’s post about branding misadventures – it’s the day we thought would never come!!  From the NGA website: The National Gallery of Australia today confirmed that its “New Look” Stage One Building Project will open to the public on Friday, 1 October 2010. The redevelopment is the biggest transformation of the Gallery since […]

Ah Canberra in the Summertime. Such a strange phenomenon. The locals leave – hurtling down the Clyde, everything is closed, and the hot dry wind is left to buffet around the city by itself like an insolent teenager. I am as guilty as the next local of this seasonal abandonment, but drawing me back home […]

Despite having one of the worst exhibition titles ever, and being accompanied by some extremely patronising marketing, the exhibition Soft Sculpture is a real coup for Canberra. The good people at BMA magazine kindly arranged for me to visit the National Gallery of Australia to meet with Lucina Ward, exhibition Curator… Breasts. Feathers. Plastic bags. Felt. […]